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House Proceeding on Feb 13th, 2008 :: 4:52:51 to 4:56:35
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find ourselves in -- as essentially, we are the hub of communications in the world in the united states of america. you've heard the perages, the enormous -- percentages, the s, enormous amount of

Dennis A. Cardoza

4:52:51 to 4:53:05( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: communications that pass through he united states. and yet we have this massive loophole in our intelligence surveillance laws that does not permit us to listen to a terrorist in one

Dennis A. Cardoza

4:52:51 to 4:56:35( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Dennis A. Cardoza

Dennis A. Cardoza

4:53:05 to 4:53:21( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: foreign country talking to a terrorist in another foreign country. when we worked out the compromise this summer it was built, mr. speaker, on an understanding between republicans and democrats

Dennis A. Cardoza

4:53:21 to 4:53:31( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: that that ought not to be. we ought to solve that problem. in an equitable and a bipartisan way. and i was pleased to support that. that extension and legislation for a period of six months.

Dennis A. Cardoza

4:53:31 to 4:53:42( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: but what i struggle with today is now in the aftermath of that, the contrast between the work and the h ouse and the senate is rather startling. yesterday the senate approved a bipartisan

Dennis A. Cardoza

4:53:42 to 4:53:57( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: bill supported by nearly 70% of the senate to close the terrorist loophole in our intelligence laws, represented a strong besipartisan compromise between congress and the administration. and yet here

Dennis A. Cardoza

4:53:57 to 4:54:18( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: in the house of representatives we passed a six-month extension. a few weeks ago we passed a 15-day extension. now i believe we're passing a 21-day extension, and yet the american people, i believe,

Dennis A. Cardoza

4:54:18 to 4:54:39( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: know in their heart of hearts our enemy does not think in the short term. and, therefore, our solutions must occur in the long term. and when it comes to the ability of our intelligence community

Dennis A. Cardoza

4:54:39 to 4:54:56( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: during this du administration or whomever will be the next administration charged with protecting this country, i believe it is imperative that we call the question. i believe that it is imperative that

Dennis A. Cardoza

4:54:56 to 4:55:16( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: we rise today respectfully to my colleagues on the other side, most especially the chairman of this committee, and say enough is enough. we need to modernize our foreign intellig ence surveillance

Dennis A. Cardoza

4:55:16 to 4:55:38( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: laws today. mr. smith: i yield the gentleman another minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for an additional minute. mr. pence: i thank the gentleman for his courtesy.

Dennis A. Cardoza

4:55:38 to 4:56:00( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: hi we need to find another bipartisan compromise, as we did last summer. we need to find another bipartisan compromise, as the om united states senate did yesterday. and i say, again, with

Dennis A. Cardoza

4:56:00 to 4:56:20( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: a heavy heart, our enemy does not conspire to harm us in the short term. our enemy conspires to harm us in the long term. to harm our people, to harm our families, to harm our children

Dennis A. Cardoza

4:56:20 to 4:56:35( Edit History Discussion )

Dennis A. Cardoza: and our interests around the he globe. we must in this congress find a way beyond politics, as we did last summer, as the senate did yesterday, to repair thosey, holes in our foreign intelligence

Frank D. Lucas

4:56:35 to 4:56:53( Edit History Discussion )

Frank D. Lucas: surveillance laws and give our intelligence community the legal authority and tools that they will need to protect us in the lonteg term. i urge my colleagues to reject the bill to extend the protect

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